Posts Tagged ‘safety’

5 Ways to Stay Safe at the Gym

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
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When you head to the gym, your safety is the last thing you want to worry about. However, taking a few precautions is essential, with so many people working out simultaneously. This article will discuss five ways to help you stay safe at the gym. Follow these tips, and you’ll be able to focus on your workout without worrying about anything else.

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12 Ways to Avoid Accidents While Traveling

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
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No one wants to experience an accident while on vacation. Unfortunately, they can and do happen. This article will give you 12 tips to help you avoid accidents while traveling so we can work out to stay fit when we’re not at home on an extended hiatus.

Whether driving or flying, these tips will help keep you safe and make your trip more enjoyable!

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3 Ways to Balance Gym and Life During The Pandemic

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021
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The global Covid-19 pandemic has shifted the dynamics of life in extreme ways. Measures to help reduce the spread of the virus include lockdowns and the constant practice of social distancing. Public gathering spaces such as gyms have therefore had to shut down for periods depending on the lockdown regulations in the particular areas. It has become increasingly difficult to balance gym and life during the pandemic up until now.

In places where gyms are allowed to open, Covid-19 regulations have to be followed strictly—which significantly affects how people manage their gym time. Fortunately, frequent gym-goers have found a number of ways to adapt to the changes in their routine. 

Here are 3 ways to help you balance gym and life during the pandemic.

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Safety Practices in The Gym to Prevent a Catastrophic Personal Injury

Monday, August 10th, 2020
Safety Practices in The Gym

In the modern world, human beings have reached a point where stress is part of our daily lives. Most of us now find it essential to spend time at the gym and wellness centers that offer classes that help us exercise, get in shape, and shake off some of that stress and anxiety. However, we need to keep in mind that these places are filled with germs and bacteria from machines, equipment, exercising accessories, and mats. Many individuals have experienced a gym accident that caused them personal injury. These injuries can vary from a small but extremely painful muscle strain to fatal injuries. Here are a few safety practices in the gym that will help you prevent dangerous accidents. 

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How to Bench Press Safely Without a Spotter

Saturday, August 31st, 2019
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A major concern for all of us big-shot men is how we can bench press when we are training alone. Chest day has always been an important day in the weekly training regimen. It might fall on a Monday, a humpday, or even a Friday, but it is and has always been one of the most exalted workout days of the week for those training with a partner, buddies, or teams.

This is a day when we can walk in the gym with our chests puffed out.

This is a day when we can train those all-important show muscles… the pecs.

This is a day when we can perform the “manliest of exercises”… the bench press!

Let us examine some alternatives to bench pressing flat with a spotter.

(Of course for those of us who already know how to bench press, the bench press is really no big deal. There are about 7 other exercises I’d rather do than bench and at least 5 other goals that are more important to me than having a big chest or a big bench… but I digress… this article is about bench pressing after all.)

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6 Sensible Tips for Australians Going to a Pool Party This Summer

Monday, November 19th, 2018
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We all love to swim. Swimming is a great way to get exercise and stay fit. While it might not make you swole, it will definitely burn some calories and is great for prehab, rehab, and recovery days. Today, our Australian correspondent wants to issue this PSA (Public Swole Announcement?) about keeping your pool safe during the upcoming Aussie summer.

The summer season, which takes place from December to February, will be upon Australia very soon. And it’s hard to think of a better way to welcome summer and to beat the country’s notorious heat than by taking a refreshing dip in the pool. Sensibility may be well out the window when it’s time to dive, splash around, and have fun by the poolside.

But if one is not as careful as they should be, something dangerous might happen in the water or in near proximity to it. From 2017 to 2018, the Royal Life Saving Drowning Report recorded 249 drowning-related deaths and 551 hospitalizations due to non-fatal drowning incidents in Australia. Although this is a 14% decrease from the figures tallied in the previous year, it serves as a call for Australians to be extra mindful of their environment when it’s time to go swimming. 

To make sure that your fellow swimmers remain safe, healthy, and happy when they come by your home for a dip, do observe the following health and safety tips at the poolside.  

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Elliptical Vs Treadmill – Which Is Better For You?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

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There are several types of workouts which you can do at a gym. Some of the most effective and useful workouts for weight loss and overall health are cardio exercises. You will find several workout machines and pieces of equipment that can help you get a proper cardio workout. Two of these include a treadmill and an elliptical trainer.

These machines can help you get a solid cardio workout within just a few minutes. You will hear several myths about these two types of exercise machines. However, the truth is that if you use them the right way they can both be highly effective for your body. Elliptical trainers and treadmills are especially beneficial for those of you who are interested in losing excess body weight while putting minimal stress on their joints. (more…)

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Fitness Forethought – 6 Tips For Preventing and Managing Sports Injuries

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

If you’re a sports buff, then you know all too well how much an injury to any of your joints, limbs or muscles may affect your game, your fitness and your overall health. The last thing anyone wants is to be struck down by a sports-related injury. This is why educating yourself on ways in which you can avoid and take preventative measures against sports injuries is so crucial.

Gym Injuries Prevention

In this article, we will look at 6 tips for preventing and managing sports injuries. These simple yet effective tips will ensure that you’ll be able to enjoy your fitness and sports routines without having to succumb to any nasty afflictions. Read on to find out more.

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Which Fitness Injuries are Dangerous and How to Prevent Them?

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

There’s no pleasure without pain, that’s true, but when it comes to fitness, this proverb is the last thing anyone who has just dropped a bar while performing a bench press wants to hear. Both professional and amateur athletes are no strangers to all kinds of injuries, and anyone who has ever trained has had their fair share of joint dislocations, muscle tears, sprains, and strains.

However, all those issues take their toll not only on the body, but also on one’s mental health. Some injuries are inevitable, but others can be easily avoided by taking some measures of precaution. Warming up before every workout is one of the ways to play it safe at the gym.

Oddly enough, the mistake of skipping a warm-up session isn’t something that only fitness rookies do, and this bad practice can increase the risk of getting hurt by half. Let’s examine some common fitness injuries and those that you should beware of.

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Falling Asleep at the Wheel? Learn to Combat Driving Fatigue

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Drowsy drivers are a danger to themselves as well as others on the road. According to the CDC, the problem has reached alarming proportions. The dangerous combination of fatigue, drowsiness, and driving often ends tragically.

Sleeping and drivingWhen questioned, 1 in 25 drivers reported falling asleep at the wheel of a motor vehicle at least once within the preceding month. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that driving fatigue and drowsy drivers are responsible for 100,000 accidents and 1,500 deaths every year. However, many experts believe these numbers may be a gross under-estimation.

Thousands of motor vehicle accidents are the result of a sleepy driver who wasn’t paying attention, had a delayed reaction time, or had an impaired ability to make decisions on the road. (more…)

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